Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Cutty Sark contest

I have just presented a poster for a Cutty Sark advert contest called "jovenes cerebros"

the poster reads like this: 
It's said that in every party they are the queens
Their friends know they are republicans

Friday, May 26, 2006

BOOK - Amazon Japan Marketplace

Today I made my first order to Amazon japan in witch I bought used items. After this first order I decided I will buy more on the second hand marketplace than in the main store. You wouldn't imagine how pristine do Japanese people maintain their books and DVDs.

One of the diferences about buying in the marketplace is that the owner himself ships the stuff and amazon just acts as an intermediary, so shipping cost must be pay per item. But as they are not very expensive especially if you order CDs and DVDs, I find this a better option instead of buying many things together so that Amazon shipping costs start to get reasonable compared with the amount payed for the items.

Anyway, the most important reason I found to buy those items on the marketplace is that all of them are out of stock products. So it's impossible to find them on the store. Amazon marketplace is a nice place to find the stuff you can't find almost nowhere else on the net. One thing you have to make sure of, is that the seller includes this phrase: 海外向け&国内向け発送料金 in the item specifications. It means overseas shipment is available. Only then you will able to place the order to ship outside japan.

It's pretty annoying everytime having to find a seller that ships internationaly the item you are interested in. I think Amazon Japan should improve it's  system letting the customer search only on items available to ship overseas. But thats another story.

Here the list of the stuff I bought from four different sellers around Japan:

AKIRA e-konte 1
The continuity of AKIRA
by Katsuhiro Otomo
The complete storyboard drawn by Otomo himself for the AKIRA movie released in 1988. This first volume is completed with the second volume.
Robot Carnival DVD Special Edition
Nine japanese animaton directors: Katsuhiro Otomo, Takashi nakamura, Koji Morimoto among others...joined their shorts about robots under the title Robot Carnival
Palme no Ki script
by Takashi Nakamura
Written and directed by Takashi Nakamura. Palme no Ki is a nice piece of japanese animation.
Sarutanbōeitai (Sultan Guard)
by katsuhiro Otomo and others. Three short stories published in 1984.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

DVD - Luigi Prestinenza

AAGRAFA presents a new DVD with the conference by Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi, architect and profesor in La Sapienza, called ¿Were is Architecture today? that took place the 4th of May in our school. 

¿Hacia donde va la arquitectura hoy?
D. Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi - Arquitecto. Profesor La Sapienza, Roma
135 min / deposit number [V-631]

Available in the ETSAM library.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

BOOK+DVD - Peanuts + Jordan

Today I ordered two american classics to Amazon, Schulz's Peanuts and Michael Jordan NBA videos. 

Peanuts 1950-1954 Box set & peanuts 1955-1958 Box set
Peanuts is a cartoon written and drawn by Charles M. Schulz that was published in news papers all over the world  from 1950 to 2001. The gorgeous Fatagraphics edition aims to collect all of the strips in 25 books starting on may 2004 for 12 and a half years. A long way ahead. I ordered the first four volumes that come bounded in two thick cardboard boxes an include the strips from years 1950 to 1958.

Ultimate Jordan is a 3 DVD collection of Michael Jordan NBA videos of the nineties with the bonus content of some of its best games. Definitively a must have for a basketball lover.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

DVD - Espegel, Galvez + Wieczorek

A new AAGRAFA release. This time a conference that took place in Madrid Architecture School last 3rd of May. 100 minutes of nice talking between architects Carmen Espegel, María Auxiliadora Galvez and Izabella Wieczorek, about their most recent architectonic works. Available now in the ETSAM libary. Ask for it in the second floor window.

Languague: Spanish
Deposit number [V-675].

Friday, May 19, 2006

DVD - Philosophers in ETSAM

Three Philosophers have visited our school and gave some lectures last month. We have been there in AAGRAFA and have recorded and authored them in DVD, here the results:

Vida y espiritu Fernando Savater
2006-III-21 // 82 min
Deposit Number [V-864]

Razón Común y espíritu Agustín García Calvo
2006-III-28 // 86min
Deposit Number [V-865]

Tópicos contar el espiritu Aurelio Arteta
2006-IV-4 // 156min
Deposit Number [V-866]
Available now on ETSAM library